[Marxism] Ortega set to reclaim Nicaragua presidency

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Aug 4 08:07:15 MDT 2006


Walter Lippmann wrote:
>Should Daniel Ortega and the FSLN win the presidency back in Nicaragua
>on the first round, with only a plurality of the popular vote, he will
>not have much political authority to make any particular changs in his
>country. Lula didn't have a majority when he came into office.

This would only be of interest if Ortega or Lula had more ambitious plans 
to effect deeper structural changes. It was fairly obvious that the FSLN 
abandoned its radicalism after 1990 and that Lula was never that radical to 
begin with.

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